33 new COVID cases, 4.4% positivity rate recorded over seven days Loop Jamaica

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The Ministry of Health and Wellness is reporting that Jamaica recorded 33 new COVID-19 cases between December 20 and December 23.

The disclosure was made in the ministry’s weekly COVID-19 update published on Twitter on Wednesday.

A total of three deaths were recorded over the period, bringing the overall coronavirus death toll in Jamaica to 3,464.

The deaths occurred between June and November 2022.

Meanwhile, there were 45 recoveries recorded between December 20 and December 23, bringing that tally to 101,996.

The newly confirmed COVID-19 cases brought the total number on record for the island to 152,791.

Notably, the island recorded a seven-day average positivity rate of 4.4 per cent, based on the samples that were tested.

Of the newly confirmed cases, 20 are females and 13 are females, with ages ranging from seven months to 90 years.

The case count was made up of Kingston and St Andrew (12), St Catherine (eight), St Ann (five), St James (three), Trelawny (two), Westmoreland (two), and St Elizabeth (one).

The Health Ministry provided no update on whether there were any persons hospitalised for the respiratory illness during the seven-day period.

Overall, there are 81 active COVID-19 cases locally.